Review of Tawaen beach (Koh Larn, Pattaya)

Tawaen Beach on Koh Lan is one of the most large, noisy and comfortable beach of the island for families with children. However, you should know that this popularity has a downside. On this page you will find a detailed overview of this beach on Koh Lan with an indication of the main advantages of this beach and disadvantages terms of rest on it. Also in this review describes methods that allow you to quickly and cheaply get to this beach. To help you better understand the atmosphere in the Tawaen beach, on the page, there are pictures of the beach and a small video fragment from the beach on Koh Lan – popular island near Pattaya.


How to reach Tawaen beach at Koh Larn

Tawaen Beach is located in the northern part of the island of Koh Lan, in a broad natural bay. Despite the fact that the beach is not a place of permanent residence locals (as located on the eastern shore of Koh larn Naban village), near Tawaen beach you can see its own ferry pier, where daily and at any time of the year passenger ferries arrive from Pattaya. Since the cost of travel in one direction is only 30 baht, ie a little less than $1, more cheaper ways to get to this beach you will not find.

Tawaen beach – view from the ferry pier

For more information about using this ferry (where to find, how much time to swim, how to distinguish the ferry to the pier Tawaen from the second ferry, which walking walking to another pier), as well as information about current schedule ferries to Koh Larn from Pattaya you can find in a separate article “How to get from Pattaya to Koh Larn by the ferry”, so here I will not repeat. You can also get to the beach on the fast speedboat for 300 Baht in both directions (or 200 baht one way). Concrete pier is located on the western end of the beach Tawaen, ie if you get off the ferry and face the shore, a large part of the beach is located on the left side from you.

View to Tawaen Beach (Koh Larn) from a height

Since the beach itself has a relatively flat bottom and a ferries from Pattaya have the big size, the ferry pier is long enough, which is why after disembarking from the ferry you will have a few more minutes to go directly to the beach. You not need afraid burn in the sun at this time, because over by the pier and the path to it was built lightweight roof. In the picture above you can see Tawaen pier and the several ferries, which stay near him. Incidentally, in the point, where the pier at first reaches the coast,to the right side departs a narrow wooden walkway that leads to the nearby beach, about which you can read in the article “Overview of Laem Sangwan Beach on Koh Larn” (on the separate page of

Tawaen Beach – view from the opposite side from the pier

Description of Tawaen beach (Koh Larn, Pattaya)

As one of the longest and widest beaches of the island of Koh Lan, Tawaen beach boasts almost white sand, which always make an emerald color of sea water, a very soft entrance into the water and slowly rolling waves, which makes this place the best choice for swimming with children For example, when vacationers come on holiday with children in Pattaya. But there is one thing that for me personally, negates all the advantages of this seemingly perfect beach. This circumstance – a lot of Chinese tourists. By the way, the bulk contingent of this beach you can see already by ferry from Pattaya, which goes directly to this beach.

Tawaen Beach – situation at noon

Also in last years you can find a lot of Russian tourists on the ferry, because the Chinese with an increase in the standard of living in their country and increase revenues are increasingly using fast speedboats. True habit to walk organized groups are still strong, so loading and unloading on speedboat are organized and efficiently, and separate groups of tourists often have external differences, for example, certain colour of peaked caps or T-shirts. What at first I was surprised, because it is a habit of some Chinese people do draw on the shoulders or nude chest some big numbers by bold marker.

Tawaen Beach – typical view in the morning

AIf you planning relax on Tawaen beach (in any case this beach as I wrote not bad for relax), you need to be prepared for an increased level of noise, which is created by the Chinese families with children. Voice of the Chinese high, and language, as well as the Thai language, tone, so their melodic “meow” is the first time a few annoying. Also, instead of a quiet relaxing holiday, many Chinese roam the sand line back and forth, and in the water near the shore swarmed. By the way, fans swim deeper than waist-average person, just say that after going through the “Chinese” shallow water, then you will find a lot of free space for swimming and snorkling: the Chinese and other Asians generally do not, the main thing for them – have some fun in the water near the shore (usually more in the clothes) and make a lot of photo in groups and individually on the sea side.

Tawaen Beach and a lot of Chinese in the shallows

Choosing a place for bathing in the Tavan scourge should be based on the time of day and the current phase of the tide. There are moments when the gentle waves of the sea in some parts of the beach are rolling right up to the line of sunbeds (and sometimes up to two), but sometimes sandy strip dry for a few meters. Beach umbrellas and sun beds abound, but again because of the proximity with the Chinese and the noise is better to lose a little time and find a quiet place to swim. As in other northern beaches of Koh Lana, the sun most of the day the light shines from the island side, so for the sunbathing on Tawaen beach loungers are not very suitable (especially considering that the series of umbrellas are very dense).

Tawaen Beach – one of the seafood restaurant

Shopping and food at Tawaen beach

On the beach a lot of wandering merchants with all kinds of hot and cold snacks and drinks. As I wrote, the bulk of the beach the Russian-speaking and the Chinese, so traders (and this Thais) gradually increase your vocabulary in Russian and Chinese. o traders (and this Thais) gradually increase your vocabulary in Russian and Chinese. Of course, there is also no problem with the English language. Along of the Tawaen Beach runs paved path with numerous cafes, Seafood restaurants and many simply points, where you can buy cheap food and drinks “on tap”.  In fact, many signs and menus are available in English, Russian and Chinese, so that even the ignorance of Thai language will allow you to quickly find and buy what you need.

Tawaen Beach on Koh Larn – reasonable prices for food

If we talk about shopping, it is on Tawaen beach (in my opinion) it is the most developed in the island (as compared to other beaches). Such a choice of things, you may need to rest, enough for a typical tourist: beach shoes and clothes, swimming accessories, swimwear, hats, souvenirs, toys for children, handbags, jewelry, etc. More choices in Koh Lan all this only in the area of ​​the main pier of the island – on the streets of the village Naban. I am sometimes asked whether there is a 7/11 store on Tawaen beach? Unfortunately, it’s not have there. Apparently, this store format is not profitable to work in a place where only the influx of people from 10 am to 5 pm.

Tawaen Beach – a good place for shopping

Thus, Tawaen beach on Koh Lan is the resting place for those who want a fairly clean and gently sloping beach with a beautiful color of the water and the maximum transport accessibility (in addition to the ferry you do not need to spend money on transport). It may be good place for swimming, if you live on Koh Lana few days (sm. long vacation on the island of Koh Larn) and have the opportunity to come here in the morning (before the influx of tourists) or after five in the evening, when the last ferry departures from the pier to Pattaya. By the way, you can stay right on Tawaen beach, because some inexpensive bungalows for tourists is located near the beach.

I hope this little review of the Tawan Beach on Koh Larn, as well as photos from this beach and a small video fragment gave you a clear idea of what you can expect from this beach and that can not be found there. I think in any case you can see the beach on their own, even if you choose to relax elsewhere on the island of Koh Larn (in this case, you just walk past Tawaen beach). In any case, I wish you a pleasant and memorable stay!


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